Biplob’s latest film Britter Bairey to be premiered at Toronto Film Fest
Jayanto Chattopadhyay (left) plays the protagonist of the film.
"Britter Bairey," Golam Robbani Biplob's latest film is going to have its premiere at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival, scheduled to start from September 10. Produced by Impress Telefilm Ltd, the film will be screened as part of the 'Contemporary World Cinema' section. "Britter Bairey" is Biplob's second feature film. His debut film "Swapno-danay" (released in 2007) was acclaimed by critics and movie enthusiasts alike, and won a total of 32 international awards including the Best New Asian Director at the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2007.Talking about his latest work, Biplob said, "'Britter Bairey' tries to zoom in on the present corporate culture and its impact on our people and values."The plot: The protagonist of the film is Haripada (played by Jayanto Chattopadhyay). Haripada is Hindu, but has adopted a Muslim boy named Moqbul (played by Firoz Kabir). A potter by profession, Haripada is also a talented musician, and indulges in playing flute in leisure. His first encounter with urban elements happens when a reporter from the city comes to his village and interviews him. After the interview gets published, Haripada is invited to Dhaka. Eager to experience city life, Haripada and his son come to Dhaka for the first time. Here he is contacted by a music company, which sees his musical talent as a lucrative product, and the organisation tries to exploit it. Haripada and his flute are promoted through media -- newspapers, press conferences et al. This system of branding and merchandising everything starts to get under Haripada's skin, and he finds it very difficult to cope with the corporate culture. Each time he tries to escape to his village, the music company somehow finds him and drags him back. The film chronicles a rural man's troubles, holding on to his values and identity."Playing flute was something which Haripada did in his own time, at will, to satisfy his creative urges. But in the city, he is being forced to do it. He despises this, and desperately tries to find his way out of this system," explained Biplob.The cast also includes Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shahidul Alam Sachchu, Rasheda Rawnak, Azharul Islam Khan and others. Bappa Majumder is the music director of the film.Biplob is optimistic that "Britter Bairey" can recreate the kind of success his last film attained."Britter Bairey" is scheduled to be released in Bangladesh later this month